Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop” and probably the greatest entertainer ever, would’ve been 61 years old today. We’re just taking a minute to remember and honor Mike, who gave us so many great moments in entertainment history. From the Jackson Five’s initial TV appearance with Diana Ross, to their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, to Michael’s triumphant reunion with his brothers on “Motown 25” and his subsequent “Billie Jean” solo showcasing his “Moonwalk,” one thing was clear…when Michael was on stage, you couldn’t take your eyes off him. Michael was only human and had foibles like we all do but he was the consummate showman and his music both with the J-5 and solo is still some of the most loved in history. His live performances on awards shows are the things of legend. It’s a shame that he passed when he did, while preparing for his “This Is It” concert run. We think that if he would’ve lived to do those shows, they would’ve been some of the greatest concerts ever. So today we take just a moment to honor the memory of Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop.”
Michael Jackson Would’ve Been 61 Today
Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.